Middle Atlantic Products is now stocking and shipping the high-power DC Distribution solution, solving the installation challenges posed by powering a high density of DC-powered components with similar voltages. Part of the industry-award-winning DC Power Distribution family, the new 200W and 300W models provide high current capacity to an industry-leading quantity of outputs — up to 24 devices — maximising the same voltage in a single unit, 5V, 12V, or 24V, or splitting between 12/24V. DC Power Distribution solution "When we introduced the DC Power Distribution family two years ago, for the first time we made it possible for integrators to install the growing number of DC-powered small devices easily in a rack and reliably power them," said Scott Lowder, director of product management for power at Middle Atlantic. "Since then, our customers have anxiously awaited models that would meet their higher power and density system demands. With these new solutions, customers can solve every power requirement that comes their way." Technology professionals must maximise utility of every AC outlet available, especially in European applications As devices and applications shrink in size, technology professionals must maximise utility of every AC outlet available, especially in European applications. Middle Atlantic Products' DC Power Distribution solutions gives AV consultants, integrators, and installers access to the broadest DC power distribution portfolio available. They not only remove messy, space-consuming, unreliable wall warts from the design and provide maximum power to support, but they also increase system efficiency, which saves energy and reduces heat generation. Eliminating power-cabling clutter The new 200W and 300W models deliver the same innovative features as the family's 45W DC compact and 125W DC 1-RU systems, eliminating power-cabling clutter caused by the growing number of small devices. The solutions' reliable multilevel protection on both AC input and DC outputs and built-in individual redundancy ensure maximum uptime. The multi-mount design can be installed in an available 1-RU space or at the back or side of the rack for zero-U mounting, providing ultimate installation flexibility. A supported input voltage range of 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz provides additional design flexibility for international applications.
Building upon its leadership in integrator-focused solutions for the commercial and residential markets, Middle Atlantic Products has reorganised its electrical engineering and power product management teams into a single department. The combined unit will increase its focus on solving integration and specification challenges with innovative and market-leading solutions. The new department will be led by Scott Lowder, director of product management — power. Solving customer problems "Solving customer problems is the primary focus of the Middle Atlantic power team, and we are fortunate to work with the most talented consultants, engineers, and integrators in the world," said Lowder. "With the pace of technology and the time it takes to develop complex products, it is critical for a development organisation to operate as leanly as possible to get the best solutions to our partners quickly. This is an opportunity to create a seamless link between our customers and the talented engineers that are working to develop our next innovations that will reliably deliver the expected end-user experience." Scott Lowder Lowder is an expert in converting market problems into powerful solutions that have been awarded multiple patents and serve the integration community. Prior to joining Middle Atlantic, he worked for ASSA ABLOY in the security solutions industry for more than 10 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Fairfield University, a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut, and an MBA in finance and marketing intelligence from the University of Connecticut.
The new single-gang controlled Wall Plate will deliver simple, powerful control Middle Atlantic Products has expanded its robust lineup of power solutions with the new Controlled Wall Plate. Designed for simplified and convenient universal control and efficient integration, the Controlled Wall Plate provides extended power and control capabilities to AV, residential, and security devices within a compact, single-gang design. "There are many solutions to control AV components within a rack, but options for extending control are limited and involve manual or expensive motorised breaker panels," said Scott Lowder, CTS, senior product manager of power at Middle Atlantic Products. "This robust wall plate was designed to extend simple dry contact control from the rack to distant powered speakers in the most efficient and reliable way possible." Controlled Wall Plate security features Available with 15A NEMA or 20A Neutrik PowerCON® receptacles, the Controlled Wall Plate delivers exceptional value without the complexity and expense of breaker panels or multiple high-/low-voltage boxes. The Controlled Wall Plate delivers exceptional value without the complexity and expense of breaker panels or multiple voltage boxes Its internal power supply completely removes reliance on external input voltage, which is susceptible to voltage drops on the wire, furthering the system's reliability. PowerCON receptacle option Both models feature LED indicators and low-voltage, integrated contact connections at the rear of the unit, which alleviate the need to run exposed control wires to the front of the wall plate. The PowerCON receptacle option provides the additional security of locking the power cable to the device and wall, mitigating the risk of the powered device becoming unplugged. Its compact, decorator-style single-gang form factor fits standard wall or floor boxes as well as within a partitioned, multi-use box. Available at an incredibly competitive price point, Middle Atlantic ensures that the Controlled Wall Plate delivers one of the market's simplest and most cost-effective methods for controlling powered loudspeakers, lights, displays, projectors and any other integrated AV device.
Integrators can earn up to four CTS, BICSI, or AIA credits As part of its ongoing commitment to deliver the products and services and fully support integrators as technology continues to advance and evolve, Middle Atlantic Products has announced a full month of online training opportunities in celebration of AV Month 2016. As the AV community unites to celebrate, promote, and share the industry with the world, this is a great opportunity for integrators to deepen their expertise and knowledge to better meet the needs of installations today and in the future. Covering some of the latest trends, challenges, and standards arising in the industry, each training session will equip attendees with techniques that can be directly applied in the field. Sessions will be offered online, allowing industry professionals everywhere easy access to the courses. All courses are InfoComm-CTS, BICSI, and AIA certified. Attendees who successfully complete all four courses can earn four CTS, BICSI, and/or AIA credits. List of online courses USB for AV Applications Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. EST Learn to specify, integrate, and troubleshoot USB technology, including a deeper understanding of how these systems work and why they might fail. HDBaseT Deep Dive Technology Exploration Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. EST Part two of Middle Atlantic's "Digital Video at Length – Successfully Extending Uncompressed Digital Video" course, this presentation will look at HDBaseT 5-Play features and will carefully review HDBaseT Lite, HDBaseT, and Valens Colligo HDBaseT optical solutions. Both of these courses are led by Joe Cornwall, Technology Evangelist for the company's AV division, including Middle Atlantic Products, C2G, RapidRun, and Wiremold and InfoComm 2014 Educator of the Year. Unconventional Ways to Conceal Equipment Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. EST Integrated systems have migrated away from large floor standing enclosures where each piece of equipment occupies at least a full rackspace.This presentation will guide participants through various unique solutions for concealing the system equipment beyond the standard shelf or rack mount.Led by Jay Franetovich, CTS, Application Specialist at Middle Atlantic Products. Steps to Selecting a UPS Thursday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. EST A UPS can be extremely beneficial in a variety of applications. This course will take deeper look at the benefits, features, and application requirements important for selecting the right UPS critical to ensuring the reliability of today's AV systems. Led by Scott Lowder, Senior Product Manager at Middle Atlantic Products. Middle Atlantic Products has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2011.
The backup power solution is ideal for applications in commercial AV, security, or residential AV Middle Atlantic Products has announced its new series of Premium Online UPS Backup Power Systems, broadening its range of UPS products to address more mission-critical, sensitive, and high-end systems needing the ultimate level of backup power protection. Power solution applications Ideal for applications in commercial AV, security, or residential AV, the latest Premium Online UPS Backup Power Systems Series isolates and conditions output power through a double conversion process, offering the cleanest possible power solution to ensure system reliability that AV integrators demand. The solutions join Middle Atlantic’s Select Series and line interactive Premium Series UPS products, providing integrators with a robust portfolio of power protection solutions to meet virtually any price point, space requirement, and system environment. Available models Premium Online UPS Backup Power Systems are available in three models: 1500VA, 2200VA, and 3000VA, and feature the longest runtime available in a 2RU form factor. This form factor offers integrators a quick, one-person installation and allows them to easily add up to 10 expansion battery packs to extend runtime protection for even the most demanding environments. As front-accessible systems, integrators can easily install and maintain them, while hot-swappable batteries eliminate downtime due to maintenance. Battery life is fully monitored and reported, sending notifications in real time for optimal performance and reliability. An optional IP card gives technicians the power to remotely monitor and control the system’s health more efficiently. "Integrators need reliable, accessible, and safe power distribution that’s built to handle everything these applications demand" “Middle Atlantic recognises that the foundation of a great system goes beyond a solid rack,” said Scott Lowder, senior product manager of power at Middle Atlantic. “Integrators also need reliable, accessible, and safe power distribution that’s built to handle everything these applications demand. With our new Premium Online Series UPS Backup Power Systems we provide the protection needed for those environments that cannot fail, with the cleanest and most comprehensive power protection.” Additional Online UPS features Additional Online UPS features include pure sine wave output waveform, permanent connection to the battery for zero transfer time, automatic voltage regulation, non-critical load shedding, and EMI/RFI filtering for the cleanest possible power. The Premium Online UPS Backup Power Systems will be on display at InfoComm 2016 at Middle Atlantic’s booth C9125.